The words that led to Zinedine Zidane's famous headbutt. Zidane had told Materazzi: I'll give you my shirt later'. Meterazzi replied that I'd rather have your sister than your shirt." nzherald.co.nz/sport/foot…
Not only did Jon Favreau direct the movie "Elf" but he also had 2 roles in the movies. He was the doctor (credited) and the voice actor of Mr. Narwhal (uncredited). He is most proud of his Narwhal role because that's the one that is on T-Shirts and Sweaters. abcnews.go.com/Entertainm…
A "Canadian tuxedo" is a colloquial term for wearing a jean shirt or denim jacket with jeans. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jea…
In 2006, Dustin Diamond asked listeners of Howard Stern's show to purchase a T-shirt reading "I paid $15.00 to save Screeech's house" (spelling "Screech" with an extra E for copyright reasons), hoping to sell 30,000 shirts in order to raise $250,000 and avoid foreclosure on his house en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dus…
Ryan Reynolds paid $10,000 of his own money for the right to wear a shirt with The Golden Girl’s Bea Arthur on it in Deadpool. The estate agreed for a donation in that amount to a charity of their choosing. Ryan paid it himself because he felt you couldn’t have Deadpool without Bea Arthur. vulture.com/2016/06/ryan-…
Until 1995, rugby union was strictly amateur, with players forbidden from receiving any form of payment. When one Scottish player rejoined the national team after the end of WWII, and applied to be issued with a new shirt, he was reminded that he had been supplied with a shirt prior to the war en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ama…
While Mark Zuckerberg was critical overall of his portrayal in "The Social Network", he was impressed by the accuracy of his depicted wardrobe: "Like every single shirt and fleece they had in that movie is actually a shirt or fleece that I own" theguardian.com/film/2010…
Men's shirts only came with an extra long sleeve length so sleeve garters were used to make the sleeves shorter, if needed en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sle…
The New York Knickerbockers were the first baseball team to adopt wearing a team uniform in 1849 consisting of wool pants, flannel collared shirts, leather shoes, and a straw hat. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bas…
The infamous Shirts against the Blouses basketball game in Chappelle’s Show actually happened and Prince was as good as Charlie Murphy says he was. Prince also had blueberry pancakes served after the game. esquire.com/entertainment…
Legendary Rangers striker Ally McCoist played an ex-Celtic player in a 2000 Robert Duvall movie. As Rangers and Celtic have a little bit of a rivalry, McCoist would wear a Rangers shirt under the Celtic one while filming so as not to let the material touch his skin. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/All…
RenΓ© Lacoste (in the 1920s) decided that stiff dress shirts and ties were too cumbersome and uncomfortable, therefore, he designed a new tennis shirt for more ease and comfort with an upturned collar. The β€œpopped collar” aided the player by helping prevent sunburn. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Upt…
Oil magnate J. Paul Getty, one of the richest humans in history, was so miserly that he laundered his own shirts by hand, reused envelopes and paper, made all the phones in his home coin-operated, and stood in line for hours for show tickets to save 50 cents en.wikipedia.org/wiki/J._…
Jeff Bridges wears the same t-shirt in 3 different movies, Cold feet, The fisher King, and The big Lebowski. The shirt is a pic of Japanese Professional Baseball Player, Kaoru Betto, who was the recipient of the first Pacific League MVP. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kao…
Translation issues with Amazon’s launch of a Swedish retail site led to them selling a T-shirt with a cat on it being labelled with an vulgar Swedish term for β€œvagina” theguardian.com/technolog…
Today I learned of Kaoru Batto who was a player in the Japanese Baseball League in the 1950s. While a great player, he was best commemorated by the actor Jeff Bridges who wore a shirt with a cartoon image of Kaoru Betto in The Fisher King, Cold Feat, and The Big Lebowski. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kao…
Berserker translates to "bear shirt". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ber…
The mother of a sick baby asked Ronaldo for an autographed shirt so she could sell it for the baby's treatment. He sent her a signed shirt and cheque for $83,000. as.com/futbol/2014/03/11/…
In the 1920s, the turtleneck was used as a formal substitute for a shirt and tie en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pol…
: photographer Alfred Eisenstaedt (famous for his iconic V-J Day in Times Square - photograph, sailor kissing a nurse in a dancelike dip) was threatened by an enraged Ernest Hemingway, who tore his own shirt to shreds, to be thrown overboard for trying to create a relaxed setting for his shot. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alf…
There is a difference between button up and button down shirts, the name button down comes from the buttons on the end of the collar, to button the collar down to the shirt. Hence the name. So all button down shirts are button up shirts but not all button up shirts are button down shirts today.com/style/not-all-b…
Belly button lint forms because your hairs point toward your navel, and breathing causes your shirt to move up and down, transporting loose clothing fibers forward along those hairs, but not backward. nature.com/articles/s4159…
Ben Nyaumbe survived being constricted by an African Rock Python for 3 hours. He bit the snake, smothered it with his shirt, was dragged up a tree by the snake and ultimately was rescued by Law Officials with the help of a rope badassoftheweek.com/nyaum…
The Trinidadian leavened flatbread, Buss up Shut (aka Parathi), got its name from its similarity in texture and appearance to a busted up t-shirt. It is just one of many types of roti popular in Trinidad. cookingwithria.com/2012/1…
Ryan North (Marvel writer) once got stuck in a skate pit with only "his dog Noam Chompsky, an umbrella, a leash, a t-shirt, and a pocket computer" after the rain had made the pit slippery. When he asked Twitter users for help, they found a way for him to combine those items that let him escape. boingboing.net/2015/08/19…
In order to advertise the TR-63 radio as "pocketable", Sony salesmen wore custom-made shirts with larger pockets than usual to demonstrate that they could put these radios there. sony.net/SonyInfo/Corpora…
Adam Levine received a T-shirt from Clarion University in Pennsylvania as part of an invitation for Maroon 5 to play at their CampusFest. They weren't able to make it, but Adam wore out the shirt through concerts and outings over the next few years. post-gazette.com/ae/tv-ra…
Today I learned of the battle of Cable Street in 1936. Where people of London's East End, who stood up and stopped Edward Moseley's Black shirts from parading through London's largely Jewish East end. It lead to the public order act banning political uniforms cablestreet.uk/
The 'G' on Speed Racer's shirt stands for "Go", his name in the original manga and the 'M' on the hood of the Mach 5 stands for "Mifune Motors." The name of the series, Mach GoGoGo has a triple meaning: "Mahha-gō" is the name of the car; the main character is Gō Mifune; and the English word "Go" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spe…
β€œWeird Al” Yankovic would take dates to see The Naked Gun without telling them he was in it. He would also wear the same Hawaiian shirt he wore in the movie. theparisreview.org/blog/2…
Even though the Netherlands football team had Adidas jerseys in the 70s, Johan Cruyff's shirt had two stripes instead of the trademark three because he had a personal contract with Puma. 45spaces.com/pics-of-dutc…
Bronagh Gallagher wore the Irish band The Frames t shirt in the OD scene in Pulp Fiction having previous acted with the lead singer in the movie The Committments en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
The Australian Aboriginal Flag is actually owned and copyrighted by an individual artist, who licenses it for T-shirts and the like. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aus…
0.1 percent of your shirt ends up in your belly button annually. vox.com/2014/12/13/738226…
Today I learned of Franklin and Marshall, an Italian fashion chain that started when the founders randomly discovered a Franklin and Marshall College (small college in Pennsylvania) t-shirt in a London thrift store and loved the name en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fra…
Men and women have buttons on different sides of their shirts because men had to reach for weapons and women had handmaids do their shirts up for them. today.com/style/here-s-wh…
Until 1996, NYPD cars were painted blue. They phased out the blue cars in favor of factory white, resulting in a $1 million savings. Light blue shirts were replaced with dark blue to "hide coffee and donut stains" nytimes.com/1996/06/25/ny…
If you fall asleep on a Tarantino set they will take a picture of you with a 3ft. dildo named "Big Jerry" next to your face and put it on the wall of shame. If you take it it down, it gets enlarged and put up again. If you take it down again, it gets printed on t-shirts for the whole crew. youtube.com/watch?v=V3K3O…
The T-shirt was invented in 1904 and marketed to bachelors who couldn't sew or replace buttons. manmadediy.com/2685-the-s…
Despite being a massive success in Japan, Dragon Quest I sold so poorly in America, it was given away free with subscriptions of Nintendo Power. The promotion was so successful, Nintendo employees who sent out the game received a shirt saying, "I survived the 1990 Dragon Warrior mailing." usgamer.net/articles/why-…
Today I learned of Pink Shirt Day - an anti-bullying day in school. It started in 2007 when a Grade 9 student was bullied for wearing a pink shirt to school. In response, two older students bought and distributed pink shirts in support. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ant…
The First Person to Cycle Around the Globe, Thomas Stevens, did it on a Penny Farthing, Between 1884 and 1886, Packing only Socks, a Spare Shirt, a Revolver, and a Raincoat. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tho…
The guy who had that $240,000 gold shirt made for him was invited to a party, but when he arrived was beaten to death in front of his son by 12 assailants bbc.com/news/world-asia-i…
Sir David Attenborough always wears a blue shirt and khaki pants to help with continuity when filming months and sometimes thousands of miles apart. cbsnews.com/news/sir-davi…
Due to the explosive popularity following the release of A New Hope, the cast was thrusted into stardom so quickly that when Harrison Ford went to a record store to buy an album one day, enthusiastic fans tore half his shirt off. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sta…
Today I learned about Mike Cameron, a kid in 1998 who got suspended for wearing a Pepsi shirt on Coke Day. vice.com/sv/article/vdypg…
Women’s shirt buttons were on the left because they were meant to be buttoned by others (maids for wealthy women back then). huffpost.com/entry/button…
Today I learned of the "Self-Transcendence 3,100 Mile Race". Finnish postman Ashprihanal Aalto won in just over 40 days, about 77 miles/day. The course is 5,649 laps aound a NYC block that's open to traffic. Some runners report out-of-body experiences. There's no prize money; finishers might receive a T-shirt. bbc.com/sport/48702452
T-shirts developed from workers cutting jumpsuits in half to stay cool, they were originally marketed as "bachelor undershirts", and F Scott Fitzgerald was the first person to use t-shirt in writing. bbc.com/culture/story/201…
Comedian Rodney Dangerfield was recognized by the Smithsonian Institution, which put one of his trademark white shirts and red ties on display. When he handed the shirt to the museum's curator, Rodney joked, "I have a feeling you're going to use this to clean Lindbergh's plane." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rod…

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